In the school of Shisei Ryu special attention is devoted to training sword techniques. Both long and short and two swords techniques. This subject is very interesting for all students of sword schools because Musashi Miyamoto himself did not sacrifice this topic much. He said, quite briefly, that in his…

Get on the road

5 April 2019

Our life is such a journey. We do not know what tomorrow will bring though we are living now, we are not free from making plans for the future. We are constantly thinking what will happen in a moment, as if our moment has come to determine our life here…

Shodan Exam

27 March 2019

I would like to warmly congratulate Budoka, Wiktor Stachowiak and Ryszard Madejczyk, Shodan Shisei Ryu, as well as receiving the Shoden Shisei Ryu license. Every exam that passes adolescents in the dojo is a reason for joy for all of us who practice Shisei Ryu. In this way, the next…

Drawing a sword

19 February 2019

Hello, today I would like to focus on one of the most important element of work with a sword, that is, its proper draw with saya (vagina). Permanent practice has lost my ability to focus on this element. I can say that now I focus on other elements, although I…

Affiliate system

3 February 2019

When training martial arts, it is very important to understand the teaching system. What’s going on here? In a large dojo where there are many exercisers, nobody thinks about choosing a partner while doing exercises. It is often the case that teachers recommend changing partners during the training. I personally…

Tradition

22 January 2019

Matthew 13:52 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· διὰ τοῦτο πᾶς γραμματεὺς μαθητευθεὶς τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ οἰκοδεσπότῃ, ὅστις ἐκβάλλει ἐκ τοῦ θησαυροῦ αὐτοῦ καινὰ καὶ παλαιά. (Mat 13:52 BGT) Matthew 13:52 And He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is…

Hildegarda of Bingen

14 January 2019

Nowadays, where everything is set to hurry, sooner or later people will get sick. Why? And how to be healthy when technical and industrial progress kills our natural environment. We do not go out into the sun because the ozone hole, we do not eat meat because animals are fattened…

Exams

20 December 2018

It’s been 11 years of Makotoshin Dojo in Ireland. This time was full of different experiences, many of us had the opportunity to polish our technique with different involvement and frequency of training. Life is known that forces us to make different choices. Sometimes we are able to train sometimes…

Position – Jodan

18 December 2018

Maintain the position of iodine. On the enemy’s attack you will answer with only one blow aimed at him. Musashi Miyamoto. The top iodine position, is the position to attack in accordance with the principle of the sword raised up always drop. The only question is how we raise it…